North Carolina Bog Turtle Research Technician

Clemson University
Western NC
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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The Barrett Lab at Clemson University is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to assist a graduate student for 4+ months of bog turtle field research in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This position will involve vegetative and hydrological plot sampling, bog turtle radio-telemetry and nest monitoring. Data management will be an active component of this position as well. We are looking for a person who wants responsibility as you will likely take lead on crew (performance dependent).

Daily responsibilities will include: traveling to and from multiple field sites, searching for and conducting radio-telemetry on bog turtles, identifying turtle nests, checking camera traps, measuring and recording habitat variables and data entry.

Free housing will be provided east of Boone, NC. A willingness to camp out is a must.

Position Duration: 4/1-8/11
Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. in related field.
Wildlife or vegetation field experience
Ability and willingness to work long hours in sometimes harsh conditions (sometimes at night)
Ability to carry 30+ lbs in rough terrain
Ability to communicate effectively
Highly organized, detail oriented and able to problem solve
Possesses a valid driver’s license

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Competence with ArcGIS and data management (Microsoft Excel, etc.)
Experience working independently and in small groups familiarity with radio-telemetry, GIS units, etc.
Familiarity with the flora and fauna of western NC

To be considered for this position, you MUST apply via Clemson's job portal:

Feel free to email Mike Knoerr with questions at
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Mike Knoerr
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